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April 3, 2014

POLICE NEWS FOR APRIL 2, 2014: Goshen teen's condition upgraded

A Goshen teen injured in a crash Friday night remains hospitalized in Memorial Hospital of South Bend.

Hospital staff said Wednesday the condition for Dustin Schwartz, 16, has been upgraded to good. Schwartz was initially listed in critical condition.

The crash occurred around 10:35 p.m. on C.R. 36 east of C.R. 37. Police said Schwartz was driving a 1997 Ford Expedition and tried to pass a horse and buggy. The animal was spooked, police reported, and Schwartz swerved to miss the horse and buggy and lost control of the vehicle.

The Expedition went off the south side of C.R. 36 and into mud. The vehicle traveled back across C.R. 36 and went off the north side of the road, striking a mailbox, telephone box and ditch. The Expedition overturned, and Schwartz was ejected and struck a small tree. He suffered head trauma and a head laceration.

A passenger in the automobile, Luke Beechy, 16, Topeka, suffered chest and leg pain as a result of the crash and was transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital for treatment.

Schwartz was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash, police reported.

Burn victim incritical condition

A man burned in a car fire in Goshen last month remains hospitalized in Fort Wayne’s St. Joseph Hospital.

William J. Tully was listed in critical but stable condition at the hospital Wednesday.

Tully was in a vehicle that caught fire in the Linway Plaza parking lot March 19.

Police arrestrobbery suspect

A man wanted for armed robbery in Florida was arrested in Noble County Tuesday, police reported.

Taken into custody was Jorge A. Castillo, 19, Lincolnway West, Ligonier.

Noble County police reported that on March 25, a Hispanic male fled on foot from a Ligonier police officer on a traffic stop, and as he ran he inadvertently dropped his wallet. The wallet contained some identification, police reported, but investigators determined the identification was counterfeit and the man who fled was actually Castillo. The investigation also revealed that Castillo had an active warrant for his arrest out of Sarasota, Fla., for armed robbery.

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    LaGrange County 911 dispatchers received a call at 2:50 p.m. Thursday of a two-vehicle crash at 6765 W. 300 South near Topeka stating the vehicles were on fire.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Burglary suspect arrested within minutes Officers with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department apprehended a burglary suspect Wednesday morning, just north of Leesburg, within 12 minutes of the crime.

    July 31, 2014

  • 2 Elkhart County work release escapees reported Two Goshen men have been listed as escapees from the Elkhart County Work Release Center in Goshen.Elkhart County police reported Tuesday that John A. Eller, 48, was reported as an escapee at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Thomas M. Moser, 35, was reported as an

    July 31, 2014

  • Two drivers injured in crash A collision Monday injured two drivers in Goshen, according to Goshen police.

    July 30, 2014

  • POLICE NEWS FOR JULY 28, 2014: Children injured in crash Two children and an adult were taken to a local hospital Sunday with minor injuries after a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of C.R. 17 and C.R. 18, east of Elkhart.Judy K. Buckmeier, 63, was southbound in a 2014 Buick Enclave carrying three p

    July 28, 2014

  • Police news for July 27, 2014 Drug-related arrestsA Middlebury man was arrested Friday morning on two drug-related charges and driving with a suspended license. According to Goshen police, Martin Brown, 26, was stopped at 6:10 a.m. for failing to signal within 200 feet of a turn

    July 27, 2014

  • Elkhart man arrested after hitting utility pole A 2007 Lincoln MKZ driven by Robert Maxey, 25, Elkhart, was eastbound on C.R. 4, east of C.R. 5 near Elkhart. According to Elkhart County police, the vehicle ran off the roadway and struck a utility pole at 12:27 a.m. Friday. Maxey was transported to

    July 25, 2014

  • Abandoned animals removed from home Goshen police and Humane Society of Elkhart County officer Dan Scott were called to 416 N. Eighth Street in Goshen Thursday afternoon for abandoned animals in the unoccupied residence.

    July 25, 2014

  • Red D Mart armed robbery New Paris Police ask for public's help in identifying would-be robber

    Elkhart County police have released still photos captured from video of the man who attempted to hold up Red D Mart gas station, 68310 Ind. 15, New Paris, on Saturday, July 19.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • POLICE NEWS FOR JULY 23: Police determine car fire at Linway Plaza was a suicide attempt Following a four-month investigation, Goshen police determined that a car fire in the Linway Plaza parking lot on March 19 was an attempted suicide.According to Goshen police, William J. Tully was inside a car that caught fire at 12:11 p.m. March 19

    July 23, 2014


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